sensory activities are very important for kids it can be used for all 5 senses sight , smell, taste , sound ,and touch . is it a great way to entertain the kids on rainy days or just to have a break from the noise . you can get all of your supplies at the dollar tree this will help keep cost down.
2 bags of white rice (makes 4 color)
food coloring purple, orange, pink and turquoise
1 tablespoon white vinegar(per ziplock bag)
tin foil (something lay the colored rice on to dry)
1Tablespoon of vinegar in the ziplock add your food coloring ,rice seal then shake tell the rice is cover . once the rice is complete coated pour out on to the foil to dry
the 2 bags filled a plastic shoe container 1/2 way . depending on how much you need you may need more rice . i also have carpet so i place a sheet down for easy clean up it drives me crazy to have rice under my feet luckily it is easy to vacuum up.